Light rail construction can be a drag, but the small businesses along 19th Avenue, between Dunlap and Bethany Home Road, are still open and offering big discounts.
Residents can special sale opportunities with the Metro Max rewards program. Cardholders have access to "buy one get one" deals, lower prices and special social media offers.
Valley metro is hosting Shop to Win family night, a Metro Max kick-off event on Friday.
You'll have a chance to win an iPad mini, $500 Landis Cyclery gift card, hotel stays from the Sheraton Phoenix Downtown and Hotel Palomar Phoenix, US Airways Center tickets, one of two $100 JC Penney gift cards, transit passes for an entire year and more.
Attendees need to check in to receive a Metro Max discount card and map of participating businesses.
Catch a free trolley or walk to as many restaurants and shops as possible before 7:30 p.m. and then show a receipt for each purchase on Friday for a raffle ticket and a chance to win prizes.
METRO Max Shop to Win Night
April 26, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. (raffle winners at 7:45 p.m.)
19th Avenue and Northern (Albertson's parking lot)